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ghosthouse Sep 27, 2010 09:41 AM

Hey ya'll, anyone know of a restaurant in town that has a good posole? Typing that just made me hungry.

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    jwynne2000 Sep 27, 2010 05:57 PM

    I've only had the posole (the red kind) at La Tapatia (on 183 and Anderson Mill), but I found it to be very good.

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      Rene Sep 27, 2010 08:00 PM

      Search for Posole on the Austin board... I remember several recs.

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        singlemalt Sep 28, 2010 08:36 AM

        Do not go to Sago in the triangle area for posole.They sell a soup called posole but it may have 2 or 3 pieces of hominey in it. At one time I tried the posole that the little place that was on Anderson Lane in a little convenience store. She has since moved out east of town and for the life of me I cannot think of her name. Her posole was pretty good. Lots of hominey and basil with a small amount of chicken. (please, someone help me here)

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        1. re: singlemalt
          TroyTempest Sep 28, 2010 09:52 AM

          Oaxacan Tamaleo
          I really wish they were closer in to town.

          1. re: TroyTempest
            scrumptiouschef Sep 28, 2010 01:53 PM

            I made a trip out to the Oaxacan Tamaleo location a while back and the place was shuttered.

            Not sure if she relocated or not but the freestanding building on 71 a few miles past Little Thailand is done.

            Two sources I plumb regularly in town for posole:

            Los Altos has it on weekends only. It's a brilliant red with plentiful pork knuckle and hominy. All the garnishes are chopped fresh and delivered on side plates. They're trumpeting homemade tortillas now but have yet to try one.

            They still deliver the best,gratis, chips and salsa in town. Request the green.

            La Canaria on Airport Blvd also has a great weekend version.

            Los Altos
            3301 N I H 35, Austin, TX

            1. re: scrumptiouschef
              TroyTempest Sep 29, 2010 09:34 AM

              you're correct. Sadly, they no longer have a bricks and mortar restaurant. I called the number on the website. According to the guy i talked to , they do catering, special events, and you can special order tamales, i think. He said they still sell their mole at the whole foods.
              I guess i've been out of the loop for a while.

        2. MattC02 Sep 28, 2010 10:54 AM

          I work near Corazon on 5th near Lamar...they have an excellent Posole. Don't know if it is authentic or not...or what makes good posole...but I like it. Good amount of hominy and pieces of pork in it...let me know what you all think...

          1. rudeboy Sep 28, 2010 11:05 AM

            I've only had it once, but there was an interesting green posole at Elsi's Diner (Burnet Rd north of 2222). I keep meaning to go back there.

            I'd also like to know where I can find white posole these days. I used to love the one at Las Manitas.

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            1. re: rudeboy
              MattC02 Sep 29, 2010 02:38 PM

              The posole at Corazon is a posole blanco

            2. Thorkel Sep 28, 2010 01:36 PM

              The South Congress Cafe does a pretty good red pozole.

              1. slowcoooked Sep 29, 2010 10:51 AM

                I find the red pork posole at Los Pinos out off of Hudson Bend / 620 the best in the area. The pork chunks are boneless, yes, but it's a rich meaty broth you'd swear was boiled with a few pig femurs. Comes with dried epazote, onions, cilantro, and lime, and yes, it contains hominy. Los Pinos makes their own tortillas and has some of the best salsa in town as well.

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                1. re: slowcoooked
                  Jimbeaux67 Oct 1, 2010 10:50 AM

                  Good call slowcooked. I was racking my brain trying to remember the name of Los Pinos.
                  An emphatic X2!

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